Emotional Intelligence (EI) proves that the only source of success is not just the IQ Score. Decades of research point to EI as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the world.
EI has a strong impact in how we manage and make decisions that achieve positive outcomes. EI is made up of two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
Emotional Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient and Personality are complementary
There is no any known correlation between IQ and EI, just because we can’t predict emotional intelligence based on how smart (defined exclusively based on her IQ) someone is. Intelligence (Emotional intelligence + IQ) is a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. Although some people are naturally more emotionally intelligent than others, we can all develop high intelligence even if we were not born with it.
Like in the case of IQ scores, personality can’t be used to predict emotional intelligence. Personality, IQ and EI are not stable over a lifetime and can perfectly face big changes. Three of them cover a unique ground and help to explain what makes a person succeed, not only resolve mathematical problems..
EI has an impact in everything we say and do and it is a real predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership excellence.
Everybody can develop EI
The correlation between emotional and logical brains is the source of emotional intelligence; rhe road starts in the brain. We all have an emotional reaction to events before our mind is able to engage. This is the main reason why EI requires effective line of communication between rational and emotional sides of our brain.